Friday, September 11, 2009

Consulting the Oracle

Consulting the Oracle

I make a semi-circle
incision in my skin and
peel back the flesh

there is the old
testament with blood-
soaked pages

this means the gaza
strip and iraq will
face jehovah’s wrath

mouthing quaint words
I suture the wound with
hair from collateral damage

the old ones know
me as belial but
friends call me alberto.

Randolph Nesbitt

Posted over on Poets Against The War

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